Tuesday, March 29, 2011

When You Realize You Like Your Job...

So, I felt pretty tired.

I had fallen asleep on the couch the night before. I try not to make a habit of that, but after a string of long days dominated by designing album covers, phone calls, final listens to the album, getting quotes from duplicators while juggling bookings and writing, and blah da blah...

I just crashed on the couch. It was too comfortable to leave.

Anyway, the next day I find myself on a bitter March morning walking hunched over while the raindrops lightly draw blood from my face and neck. I duck into Old City Java in Old City, Knoxville, and order a cup of coffee. The day is about to get really long really fast. Deadlines are rushing at me to get this project done, and I understand the phrase "crunch time" like never before. It isn't pleasant to think of how, in a couple hours, I am going to plant myself in front of a computer alongside my graphic designer, Gamble Scrantom, and work frantically for 6 hours straight after already logging several hours a couple days before.

But suddenly a thought came over me like April. This is it. This is my job. I'm not squeezing this in to other jobs or other responsibilities. I get a job where I can tread over pavement to coffee shops and work from there. Then, I have a job where I wake up in the morning to a long list of people with whom I get the pleasure of laboring over art. I cast a vision and watch bandmates, producers, photographers, graphic designers, and duplicators catch it and put their own spin on it.

I've reconciled myself to my to-do list. My busyness is the most fun anyone can ever have. I almost forgot that in the rain.

It has been a joy to watch so many different types of artist leave their signature on this album we have come to call "Danced with the Devil."

Also, it has been a joy to see so many of you support this project by pre-ordering.

Look, we are at the point of needing to pay off some of these artists. Every time any of you pre-order, you are directly supporting a local artist who, instead of trying to get rich, they create beauty all around them through, not only their work, but their personalities as well.

Please consider pre-ordering our new album, Danced with the Devil, at www.taylorbrownandcompany.com, and receive a free download of the title track.

You can also watch a video of me and Terry, the bulldog explaining how to pre-order here.

Thank you so much, my friends!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Pre-Sales and B-sides

I had a great time recording the solo, acoustic B-SIDES with my friend, Andy Jones, on a cloudy (but warm) spring day in the mountains of Tennessee.

The project features 6 brand new songs recorded live plus 1 acoustic track from the new album.

We are selling the B-sides as part of a package.

We would be honored for you to purchase this project now and help us fund the remainder of our new album, Danced with the Devil.

If you have not already pre-ordered, please visit www.taylorbrownandcompany.com

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Please Help! $8.00 for a long way!

Go to www.taylorbrownandcompany.com to help us fund the remainder of our New Album, "Danced with the Devil," and to receive the title track TODAY!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Danced with the Devil

We are proud to announce that our second album, Danced with the Devil, will be released May 5th, 2011 in Knoxville, TN.

However, we need your help! On Thursday, March 10th, we will begin pre-sales for the new album. You will immediately receive a digital download of the single, title track upon purchase. If you pre-order, you will make it possible for us to fund the remainder of this project!

Please help us out this coming Thursday, March 10, 2011!

We are very proud of this project, and we can't wait to share what we have made with you. We can only hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed recording it! Much love.